I want to thank everyone who wished me a speedy recovery in my last post. It really meant a lot to me…and my knees! Also, thank you to everyone who reassured me that I won’t gain my weight back. Sometimes it’s nice to hear it from other people. It really made me feel better. So after a ton of RICE (rest, ice compression, elevation) yesterday — Thanks Laury — both of my knees felt much better this morning. But I’m not going to fall for it.
Instead of jumping back into cardio, I did Chris Freytag’s 10 Pound Slimdown UPPER BODY after work. Thank goodness, I have Comcast Exercise TV! It was a 25-minute workout with 4 different circuits. Though some of them included jumping jacks and fake jumping, I just did air punches instead. Hopefully, I can get back to the elliptical by Friday or Saturday. But only if I feel no pain in the next couple days. I hope Katy starts to feel better soon too. We’re pretty much in the same injury boat right now.
Egg and Swiss Sandwich
I had some trouble sleeping last night, and I finally just decided to get up at 6:30 (15 minutes before the usual time). The extra quarter-hour gave me some freedom to be creative with my breakfast, so I ended up with something very different than my usual morning meals.
I toasted a whole-wheat bagel thin, then melted two slices of Swiss cheese on one side, and fried up an egg sunny-side up and added that to the other half.
After that first bite, I knew this little sandwich was a winner. Can’t wait to try it again. I think I’m going to try a different breakfast sandwich tomorrow. Not sure what it’s going to be, but we’ll see if it can top the Egg and Swiss Sandwich.
I retreated back to my semi-usual salad for lunch. It was filled with mixed green, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes and orange pepper. Somehow, I forgot the feta cheese!? I don’t know how! I did remember the dressing though. I went for an olive oil vinaigrette.
Angie made her own version of a healthy lasagna last night, so I packed up a slice of that for lunch too. Really hit the spot.
My last little treat for lunch was another fruit bowl filled with steroid blueberries, purple grapes and some fresh melon. It was nice to see some orange in my dessert. It’s been a while..
It was raining on my commute home from work today, but it wasn’t bad at all. More of a drizzle, which seems tolerable. But I quickly realized that sometimes that in-between drizzle is worse than a downpour, and here’s why…
The rain was falling in such a way that I couldn’t figure out if I should just leave my windshield wipers off and use them when I needed to, or leave them on lowest level. I kept going back and forth because as soon as I’d turn them off, I’d have to use them, and then when I put the low level back on, it would make that obnoxious squeaking noise after about 10 seconds. Definitely an aggravating ride.
Off to watch the Bulls game now. I’m eating lunch at Subway tomorrow with a friend, and we have another Girl’s Night tomorrow night. If I’m lucky, Paul might stop by after his class tonight. Fingers crossed.
Oh, one more thing…so at work today, one of my co-workers received a vase full of flowers and a little stuffed bear. She was feeling kind of sick today, so her fiancee sent her the gift to cheer her up. How cute is that! Now if I could only hint that to Paul 😉
Have you ever tried Comcast Exercise TV or any other type of workout like that? Do you make breakfast sandwiches? Ever experience the in-between drizzle that annoyed me so much today?